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Soft drinks and children - news

4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity
Millions of Europeans at risk of chronic digestive diseases, new report reveals
2 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories
30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests no direct link between drinking sugar sweetened drinks and higher energy consumption or BMI in children
No such thing as 'sugar rush' - sugar worsens mood rather than improving it
25 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Major medical groups call for soda taxes
11 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Norway’s food authorities warn of caffeine-containing energy drinks’ effect on kids
Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
3 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - No compelling evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
16 November 2018 - Nutrition Insight - Sugar crash? Alarming levels of sugar in milkshakes, UK lobby group says
5 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
30 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise
23 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food additives a toxic mix for kids
9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits
9 July 2018 - The Guardian - Flying high: kids in the UK are wild about energy drinks - but how harmful are they?
8 June 2018 - The Conversation - Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe
22 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity
19 April 2018 - EurekAlert - Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition
15 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts
9 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some great ways to fight childhood obesity
27 February 2018 - The Conversation - Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media
11 January 2018 - The Conversation - Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less
8 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase asthma risk in mid-childhood
28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows
13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets
The Conversation - Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction
13 July 2017 - Reuters - Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk
6 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
22 February 2017 - British Medical Journal - Time for the UK to commit to tackling child obesity
21 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - UK government plan to prevent child obesity is 'severely limited,' argue experts
4 January 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table
27 September 2016 - The Conversation - Case against soft drink levy is sugar coated
28 August 2016 - The Conversation - Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move - the UK will regret it
24th August 2016 - Journal of Family Health - Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Inaction
19 August 2016 - The Conversation - Childhood obesity plan forgets about babies and toddlers
18 August 2016 - BBC News - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down'
14 June 2016 - New Study Finds 43% of Products Marketed to Kids are Artificially Dyed With Links to Behavioral Problems Causing Concern
10 April 2015 - Cambridge Journals Blog - Sweetened fruit drinks could be linked to childhood asthma
01 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart: Cardiologists urge physicians, parents, educators to monitor adolescents' energy drink consumption more closely
29 March 2015 - Sydney Morning Herald - Jamie Oliver whips up support for junk food tax and right recipe for education
25 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Children and energy drinks comprise a growing public health crisis
12 March 2015 - The Guardian - Tax on sugary drinks could save NHS £15m a year, claims study
26 February 2015 - BBC News - Energy drinks 'should be banned' for under-16s
09 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren, study finds
27 January 2015 - MNT - UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm
14 January 2015 - Medical News Today - New sugar drinks policy launched by experts at the British Dietetic Association
19 November 2014 - NewsDaily - Kids still a target for marketers of sugary drinks: report